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Hannah Ball Infant School
Philip Road, HP13 7JS, UK High Wycombe
+44 (0)1494 522476


Our School

Hannah Ball Infant School
Philip Road, High Wycombe
Bucks, HP13 7JS
Tel: 01494 522476

Hannah Ball School is a co-educational County Infant school,
taking in children aged from 4 to 7 years.

The school is situated in beautiful grounds surrounded by trees overlooking High Wycombe town, right across to Wycombe Girl’s High School on Marlow Hill.
The School buildings are in excellent condition, recently repainted inside and out and the road leading up to the school is quiet and safe.
There are new carpets in every classroom and new tiled floors in the cloakrooms and toilets. New tables and chairs were delivered at the beginning of November 2001.
Hannah Ball is truly a community school, housing Bambino’s Private Nursery, the Woodlands Support Centre, ESOL Classes and St Mark’s Playgroup during the day. Evening lettings include the Savoy Opera Company and a local resident association.
The extra money raised from lettings allows us to employ a full time teacher and Learning Support staff for every class. On top of this we employ extra teachers to support children in Numeracy and Literacy and children with special needs.
Hannah Ball is an extremely well resourced school with an up to date, well stocked library. Children can take home library books, story sacs and Numeracy games as well as their reading books, spelling and math’s homework every week.


Parents are welcome in school and support the PTA (friends of Hannah Ball School) in the main money raising events throughout the year.
The governing body helps run the school and oversee the management of the site, staff and the school budget. Governors also work in the school and help. Regular visits allow staff, children and parents to get to know them well.
Hannah Ball is one of the few schools left in Buckinghamshire to run a hot food Kitchen and only charges Ł1.20 for school lunches.
Hannah Ball is one of the few schools in the area to run an After School Club every day, which is really appreciated by parents and children.
The school is committed to raising standards. Hannah Ball has been awarded "Investors in People" status and features in the brochure for Buckinghamshire schools. The school has also been awarded the "Basic Skills Quality Mark" award, one of the first school in Wycombe to do so.
The school motto is "aim high, reach high" and test results place us in the top 40% of similar schools Nationally.

Raising Standards

Hannah Ball is committed to local Business Partnership and takes in nursing and NNEB students from local secondary schools and collages. This ensures a very high ratio of adults to children and everyone benefits.

Please continue looking through our Website to find out more.

You are welcome to come and visit the school, please telephone me and I will be proud to show you around the school personally.

Mrs M A Moore


These are arranged as follows:-

Cherry Class:  Rising 5s/5 year olds
Holly Class: 5 - 6 year olds


Oak Class: 6 - 7 year olds


Oak Leaf

Children are organised into teaching groups according to their age. However, they are sometimes grouped according to reading and mathematics ability for some activities. Pupils with special educational needs are given help in small groups or on an individual basis. Most of the teaching, however, is carried out by the class teacher and within single age classes.


Key Stage 1 (Rec, Year 1, 2)

Our working day for the children comprises of 2 sessions.

8.55am to 12.00 noon

1.00pm to 3.00pm

We are instructed to deduct time allowed for registration, breaks and collective worship, from the above sessions. This leaves 22 hours teaching time per week for Key Stage 1 children.

Pupils should not arrive earlier than 8.50am, the whistle will be blown at 8.55am, to be ready to start the morning session at 9.00am. The rear door will be locked at 9.00am and late children must enter the school through reception and inform the Secretary that they have arrived. Their names will be entered in the late book. Children going home for lunch should be back 10 minutes before start of afternoon session. The school cannot accept responsibility for children who arrive before that time.





At Hannah Ball School we strive for excellence in all areas. Planning is centred on the needs of all the children and this is reflected in the organisation of the school, it's curriculum and the attitudes of everyone who is part of our school community.

We value all children equally and we encourage them to value and respect everyone, regardless of gender, race, physical disability or cultural background.

We aim to set and reach the highest standards and we teach the children to acquire the following skills and knowledge within the National Curriculum.

1. To recognise their own abilities and self worth.

2. To learn to communicate, inquire logically, analyse and think through problems and solve them.

3. To develop strong and healthy minds and bodies and excellent manual and physical skills.

4. To learn about respect, sharing, moral behaviour and to know the difference between right and wrong.

5. To learn to appreciate music, drama and the arts, and to express their feelings.

6. To aim high and to attain high standards in everything they do.


This was written together by the staff and children. It is our School Agreement and we recite it every morning during assembly.

This is our school, let there be happiness here as we work, learn and play together.

Let there be love here as we care for each other and the world around us.

Let there be peace and kindness here as we each do our best at Hannah Ball School.



The school has a uniform and we ask for the co-operation of parents to ensure that each child wears the correct dress. Details are as follows:-

Grey shorts or trousers Grey skirt/pinafore dress or
Summer red & white checked dress
White shirt long / short sleeved White blouse
Red school sweatshirt Red school sweatshirt / cardigan
White/grey socks White socks - Winter Black/white/red tights
Black shoes / Black trainers Black shoes / Black trainers
Sensible coat or anorak Sensible coat or anorak

PE Kit

Plain white T Shirt
Black or navy shorts (Where required, girls may wear leggings/jogging trousers, to comply with their religion, not too baggy though please)
Plain black plimsolls

All items of clothing should be named. The school cannot replace lost property.

All children should wear sensible black shoes for school.

Only small plain ear studs may be worn, (for safety reasons). Jewellery worn on religious grounds may be worn at the request of parents and written consent granted by the school.

We cannot accept the responsibility for loss or damage to watches worn to school.

Sweatshirts, book bags and PE bags can be purchased from the school office.


Enquiries and Visits

A child's name can be put on the Admission waiting list as soon as a child is born. The Headteacher will be pleased to explain to parents the details of the admission procedure. Prospective parents are invited to telephone for an appointment to visit the school.

Charging Policy

Our policy for charging is in line with current legislation and the County policy on charging. We ask all parents to contribute Ł5.00 towards the summer coach trips.

Parents will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of trips and activities in school time. We will not refuse to take a child due to non-payment, but should there be insufficient funds the activity or trip will be cancelled.

Another circumstance where charges may be made is to cover the cost of damage, wilful or otherwise, caused by a child to school property or to the property of others.

Complaints Policy

Any parent with any concerns about their child's schooling should talk to the class teacher. Most problems are sorted out at this level.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome, the next step is to speak to the Headteacher who is happy to talk to parents and listen to any worries they have. Usually such a meeting will reassure parents.

The next stage is to contact the Chairman of Governors if the problem is not resolved. Dr J Preece can be contacted on 01494 533165. He has considerable experience, is very approachable and will do his best to help.

If you are still dissatisfied with the school's response the final person to approach is the Area Education Manager, Mr M Harrison, or one of his staff who can be contacted at Wycombe Area Education Office, Easton Street, High Wycombe. Tel: 01494 475330.


If your child has to have time off school because of illness (or any other reason) you are required by law to notify us either by telephone or letter. The answer phone is left on 24 hours a day. If you do not notify the school your child will be marked down as an unauthorised absence (truant).

In the case of leave of absence, such as holiday, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence Form (from school office) not less than 2 weeks prior to the period of absence required. In exceptional circumstances a pupil shall not be granted more than two weeks leave of absence in any year. If you wish to take your child on holiday for more than 10 school days in succession, your child will be taken off roll and you will have to re-apply to the school on your return. There is no guarantee that a place will be available.

For 2000/2001 the total number of pupils on roll was 80.

The percentage of sessions (half days) missed through authorised absence was 6.3%.

The percentage of sessions (half days) missed through unauthorised absence was 0%.

Hannah Ball School expects all parents to ensure that their children are not late in the mornings as it disrupts everyone's learning in the class, which is not acceptable.

All lateness and absence is written on yearly reports.

School Health Service

While children are in school, their health and development is monitored by the School health Service.

Mrs S Horswell, our school nurse, visits regularly to give advise and there is a school doctor who sees children at the request of parents and teachers or following referral by the school nurse.

You will be asked to fill in a health questionnaire for your child. Health interviews are then offered to all children usually in their second term at school. They include a check of the child’s development, hearing and vision, height and weight. These checks are carried out by the school nurse who will then invite the parents to attend a meeting to discuss any health needs. If necessary, the child can be referred for a medical examination with the school doctor.

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